Homemade Christmas Workshops

Published on 23 November 2017

Explore and create the magic of a homemade Christmas at the Eastland Design Studio.

Host the perfect Christmas lunch with tips for a showstopping platter with The Platter Co, complimented by a table with all the trimmings by Chyka Keebaugh. Deck the halls with a natural floral wreath designed by Flos Botanical, and The Letterettes and Gemma Patford shares some gorgeous designs for homemade gifts to share with family and friends.

All workshops run for approximately 60 minutes and cost $5, with all profits going to Vision Australia.

The Eastland Design Studio is located on Level 2, East Mall, near H&M

Places are limited! See timetable below and book to secure your place.

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Workshop Timetable

Date Workshop  Time 
 Saturday 2 December Christmas card design
by The Letterettes
 11:00am
 (SOLD OUT)
 1:00pm
 (SOLD OUT)
 Tuesday 5 December Styling for the festive season
by The Platter Co
 11:00am
 (SOLD OUT
 Thursday 7 December Christmas card design
by The Letterettes
 6:30pm
 (SOLD OUT)
 Saturday 9 December Floral wreath design
by Flos Botanical
 1:00pm
 (SOLD OUT)
 Tuesday 12 December Bubbles and Baubles
by Gemma Patford
 6:00pm
Rope bracelet
by Gemma Patford
 7:30pm
 Thursday 14 December How to style a festive table
by Chyka Keebaugh
 6:30pm
(SOLD OUT)
 Friday 15 December Styling for the festive season
by The Platter Co
 1:00pm
 (SOLD OUT)
 Saturday 16 December Floral wreath design
by Flos Botanical
 11:00am
 (SOLD OUT)
 Tuesday 19 December Bubbles and Baubles
by Gemma Patford
 6:00pm
Rope bracelet
by Gemma Patford
 7:30pm
  Thursday 21 December How to style a festive table
by Chyka Keebaugh
 6:30pm
 (SOLD OUT)

Workshop Descriptions

Christmas card design

Join The Letterettes in a beginners class on how to master the art of lettering. You will be gifted a kit containing a brush pen, template and pages for practicing, before testing your new found skills on some greeting cards for your loved ones. The Letterettes will demonstrate their skills and be there to guide you along the way. Lettering is a very hard skill to master, so while you will learn a lot, you are encouraged to take your kit home with you to continue practicing.

Christmas card design with The Letterettes

Styling for the festive season

Cheese platters are such a simple catering option for no matter how many people you're trying to feed. Let The Platter Co take you through some of the steps to putting together your perfect Christmas platter, with something for everyone, and that extra WOW factor too.

The Platter Co will be building a grazing platter right in front of your very eyes, and talking you through the tips and tricks of laying it out, the best cheese choices and combinations, and the special little touches to keep people talking. And the best part, you'll be walking away with your own little selection of goodies from the grazing spread to take home and enjoy!

Styling for the festive season with The Platter Co

Floral wreath design

Using seasonal and locally grown materials, learn the art of wreath making with Vivien Hollingsworth of Flōs. Botanical Studio. Participants will learn some basic floristry skills while creating a beautiful, organic wild wreath to take home. All materials and tools are provided including copper wreath frame, snips, binding wire and calico ribbon for that finishing touch.

Floral Wreath Design by Flos Botanical

Bubbles and Baubles

Gift handmade this year! Join us for a glass of bubbles while you learn how to create your own beautiful Christmas rope decorations with Melbourne maker Gemma Patford. From her recent book, 'Roped In', Gemma will show you how to craft and style your own unique rope masterpiece using embroidered thread and rope. At the end of the workshop, you will be will be waved goodbye with your very own handmade creation plus the inspiration to continue working on your rope creations at home!

Monkey fist keyring and tree decoration by Gemma Patford

Rope Bracelet

Learn how to create and decorate your own beautiful rope bracelet with Melbourne maker Gemma Patford. Gemma will show you how to craft and style your own unique rope masterpiece using paint, rope and chain. At the end of the workshop, you'll have your very own handmade creation, a goodie bag plus the inspiration to continue working on your rope creations at home! Each item is hand crafted using an pliers and glue. Even absolute crafty beginners will be taught the skills to make their own rope bracelet at home.

Rope bracelet by Gemma Patford

How to style a festive table

Join homemaking and styling expert, Chyka Keebaugh, as she hosts a hands-on workshop on how to set the perfect Christmas table setting. Scandinavian styling is very on trend this year, so Chyka will help you style an enchanting nordic themed table, from table centre ideas, crockery, napery, glassware and all the small details and extra touches. At the completion of the workshop each participant gets to take home a gift bag curated by Chyka herself.

How to style a festive table with Chyka Keebaugh